Institutes, Centers & Faculty Research
Our faculty collaborates with colleagues locally and abroad to tackle the global challenges facing health, security and sustainability.
The College of Science has nearly doubled external research funding over a five-year period.
Mental Health Research Consortium
Understanding and improving mental health is a multi-scale, multi-partner endeavor. By engaging with interdisciplinary research at all levels – across departments, colleges, institutions, cities, and regions – we are tackling some of the most important societal challenges.Learn more
Join the INVEST Junior Faculty Program
Our innovative INVEST program is a new approach to faculty hiring. If you are completing your PhD or at an early stage of your postdoctoral training, you may be interested in this accelerated pathway to tenure-track faculty appointments.
Positions aren’t open currently, but please submit your information via form linked below and we will reach out when the next round is posted.Submit your information
Postdoctoral Training Program
Postdoctoral researchers drive discovery in fundamental and use-inspired research in each of the six departments in the College of Science at Northeastern University.
The COS Postdoctoral Research Program is personalized for each postdoctoral researcher’s needs and aspirations. In addition to rich research experiences with our faculty members, our postdocs have comprehensive professional development support for a variety of career paths.Learn more
Science Fellows Program
The Northeastern Science Fellows Program offers exceptional junior scientists the opportunity to develop independent research programs, as an alternative to traditional postdoctoral training.
The Fellows Program thus provides a powerful pathway to an independent faculty career. Newly qualified PhD recipients with an outstanding track record of high-impact research, and with ideas and potential for an independent research program will be considered. Candidates may have a history of successful fellowship funding.Learn more
Center for Research Innovation
The Center for Research Innovation serves as the nexus of inspiration and invention, empowering Northeastern innovators and entrepreneurs to transform their boldest ideas into societal impact. Agile and responsive, the CRI protects, accelerates, and translates university innovations into tangible solutions through licensing, venture creation, and industry collaboration.Learn more
The CRI Spark Fund helps Northeastern researchers bridge the gap between promising lab results and demonstrating a commercially viable prototype. Our grants and programs catalyze state-of-the-art technologies, advancing Northeastern inventions through prototyping, validation, and industry input.
Awards support commercially valuable inventions (from any field) in earlier stages of development. Recipients are awarded $50,000 for one year towards their research.
For inventions at Technology Levels 2-3, successful applicants will have formulated novel concepts, applications, methods or compositions and partially validated their theories. In the life sciences, experimental proof-of-concept has been established via in vitro results. In all other fields, laboratory-based studies and validating strategies should be underway.
For inventions at Technology Levels 4-5, successful life science applicants will have validated the invention in vitro with in vivo testing underway or complete. For all other fields, technologies are approaching near final commercial performance and will use the Spark Fund to complete minimum viable commercial products.